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17-Year-Old Muslim Girl Assaulted And Killed After Leaving Mosque

A 17-year-old Muslim girl named Nabra Hassanen was assaulted, abducted and killed on Sunday by a bat-wielding motorist as she was returning home after prayers at a mosque in the U.S. state of Virginia.The mosque where Nabra was praying, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, said that they are devastated as their community has to process this traumatic event, adding that it is time to pray and care for our youth. The police state that the incident is likely to be a result of road rage and not an outcome of hate toward a particular community.A Muslim girl was found dead a day after she was assaulted near a mosque in the U.S. state of Virginia and a suspect has been arrested, police said.Martinez Torres caught up with them in a nearby vehicle park, got out of his auto armed with a baseball bat and began chasing the group, she added. “We don’t know him, he don’t know us”, said Mahmoud Hassanen, of Reston, whose daughter Nabra was allegedly killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling. He responded: “I believe so, 100%”. “I think it had to do with the way she was dressed and the fact that she’s Muslim”, she said.Loudoun and Fairfax authorities conducted a search and 11 hours later Hassanen’s remains were found in a nearby pond.Law enforcement revealed that they had apprehended the man who reportedly murdered Nabra Hassanen, but tweeted that they were not investigating the crime as a “hate crime”.Was it a hate crime?“I’m sure the guy hit my daughter because she’s Muslim and she was wearing the hijab”. However, the police are not now investigating Nabra’s killing as a hate crime, with a police spokeswoman telling the Guardian that “there’s nothing so far that points to hate or bias incident.” .At around 3pm, the remains of a female believed to be the teen victim were found in a pond, said the police.Wright told CNN that “detectives didn’t receive an indication during their interviews” that the attack was a targeted or racially biased incident. “I did have them stay inside, just so that I could keep an eye on them”.He said in an interview with The Guardian: “He followed the girls, and all of them had head cloths, meaning they are Muslim, and he had a baseball stick”.Arsalan Iftikhar, a human rights lawyer, told the newspaper the attack had sent fear through the Muslim community in northern Virginia: “People are petrified, especially people who have young Muslim daughters”. I told the detective, ‘I want to ask him one question: Why did he do that? “He took my daughter’s life”, he said.